Author Archives: Emergency Management Duty Officer

California Wildfires Illustrate Challenges in Mass Notifications

Release: 171014-01 Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 599-7881 California Wildfires Illustrate Challenges in Mass Notifications Bozeman, MT – Wildfires burning in Sonoma County, California have reinforced a good practice concerning emergency notifications for use here in Gallatin County.  Providing fast, accurate … Continue reading

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Montana is Earthquake Country, Take a Moment to Prepare

Release:  171011-01 Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 582-2395 Montana is Earthquake Country, Take a Moment to Prepare Bozeman, MT – Montana has been reminded this year about being one of the more seismically active states in the country and October 19 … Continue reading

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Prescribed Fire

The smoke visible South of Bozeman is from a prescribed fire being conducted by the Custer Gallatin National Forest.  Questions on this can be directed to the Forest Service.

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Public Meetings Scheduled for Emergency Plans

Release: 170927-01 Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 582-2395 Public Meetings Scheduled for Emergency Plans Bozeman, MT – Gallatin County Emergency Management has scheduled a series of initial public meetings for the revision of the Hazard Mitigation and Community Wildfire Protection Plans. … Continue reading

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Emergency Alert System Test Wednesday

Release:  170919-01 Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 582-2395 The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be conducting a test of the Emergency Alert System nationwide this Wednesday.  The test will be carried on television and radio stations at 12:20 pm on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Wet Weather Brings Fall Burning Opportunitites

Media Release:  170919-01 Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 582-2395 Wet Weather Brings Fall Burning Opportunities Bozeman, MT – With fall weather setting in many fire departments are opening up burning for those with burn permits.  With increased precipitation the ability for … Continue reading

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Have a Fire Safe Weekend

Media Release:  170901-01 Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 582-2395 Have a Fire Safe Weekend Bozeman, MT – Everyone in Gallatin County is encouraged to use safe practices with fire over the weekend and for the remainder of fire season.  The conditions … Continue reading

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Public Safety Academy This Fall

Ever wonder who keeps county residents safe, and how? If you have, the GCSO Public Safety Academy is a great way to answer your question. For ten weeks, one night a week, you can learn from the best in law … Continue reading

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Clarkston Fire Contained

Media Release:  170815-01 Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 582-2395 Clarkston Fire Contained Clarkston, MT – The Clarkston Fire located North of the Clarkston is now contained.  Approximately 55 firefighters spent Tuesday mopping up hot spots and patrolling the fire.  As of … Continue reading

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Fire in Clarkston

A fast-moving fire south of Miller Canyon is moving north. Residents should consider evacuating the threatened area or be prepared to evacuate if conditions dictate or change.

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